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effectiveness of a nanosheet in producing clear images

Wrapping

Be it cosmology or biology, the advancement of science largely relies on the advancement of measuring instruments and methodology. Scientists from Hokkaido University and Tokai University in Japan have developed a nanosheet made of a fluorine-containing polymer known as CYTOP® and investigated its effectiveness in producing clear images when wrapped around …

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Magic mushrooms produce psychoactive compounds

Magic mashroom

Little fungi pack a punch: “Magic mushrooms” of the Psilocybe species produce psychoactive compounds that alter perception when ingested. Recently, the effects on the neuronal system caused by their ingredient psilocybin have attracted the interest of pharmacologists. German scientists have now identified four of the enzymes responsible for the biosynthesis of psilocybin. …

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